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Atlanta Dream set to practice at Elite Scholars Academy
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
August 14, 2013 11:56 AM | 1379 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Atlanta Dream will make their fourth stop of Take the Show on the Road Saturday at Elite Scholars Academy in Morrow.

In the Elite Scholars gymnasium, the Dream will practice from 4 to 5:30 p.m. then fans will be able to ask questions and get autographs from their favorite player.

The cost of the event is $15 and fans who purchase tickets will be able to attend any game except the Minnesota, Los Angeles and Phoenix contests.

Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to win an autographed jersey, a WNBA basketball and other prizes.

A portion of the earnings will be donated to the Elite Scholars athletic program.

On Sunday, the Dream will take on the Washington Mystics at Philips Arena and the contest has been designated as the Elite Scholars Academy Parent and Faculty game.

The Take the Show on the Road campaign started for the Dream at Veterans High School in Kathleen in May. Then the team went to Gainesville Middle School and Redan High in Lithonia.

The Dream’s final stop will be at Chapel Hill High in Douglasville on August 25.

According to its website, www.AtlantaDream.net, this event has been going on since 2011. That year, the Dream visited Dutchtown, Warner Robins, Brookwood, Northside and Jonesboro high schools.

Last season, the Dream made stops at Kell, Northside, Salem, Griffin, Tucker and Carrollton High.

As far as the 2013 WNBA season, the Dream are currently 11-8 and sitting at second behind Chicago in the East standings.

But after a 10-1 start this season, the Dream have lost seven of their past eight games, including three straight after an 88-82 home loss to New York on Sunday.

Leading scorer Angel McCoughtry had 30 points and Erika de Souza added 23 but Cappie Pondexter led the Liberty with 33.

“Cappie was on fire,” Dream coach Fred Williams said. “We just didn’t get the loose balls and rebounds. New York did.”

The Dream will try to bounce back tonight in Connecticut.

Currently, McCoughtry was tied for the league lead in points (21.4) per game and second in steals with three a game.
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